Bahadur Shah II
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Early life[change | change source]
Bahadur Shah was the son of Akbar Shah II.
Reign[change | change source]
Bahadur Shah became the Mughal Emperor after his father's death on 28 September 1837. Bahadur Shah ruled over a Mughal Empire that barely extended beyond Delhi's Red Fort. The East India Company ruled India. The company allowed him a pension. He had no real power in India. After the Indian Rebellion of 1857, the British Administration exiled him from Delhi. He was sent to a prison in Rangoon (now Yangon), Burma and died there.
Poet[change | change source]
Bahadur Shah Zafar was known as an Urdu poet, who used the pen-name Zafar. His work was compiled as the Kuliyaat-e-Zafar (Urdu: Collected Works of Zafar)
Notes and references[change | change source]
Other Websites[change | change source]
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Akbar Shah II
1837 – 1858
Victoria of the United Kingdom
as Empress of India